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Pre-application service

Businesses

Do you..

  • Have plans for building works or other developments?
  • Have business premises, but wish to change the current use or alter/extend them?

Are you...

Unsure if you need permission or whether your proposals are likely to be acceptable?

The one stop shop is an advisory service offered by us to identify the consents required and how to apply for them. We can offer advice on major issues and can tell you if permission is likely to be granted.

Pre-application charter and fees [pdf document]

If you would like us to check your proposal before you submit an application, please fill in one of the following forms:

Householders

If you need a legally binding decision on if a householder proposal requires planning permission, you should apply for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Use or Development under the Town and Country Planning Act 1991 [as amended].

This legally binding certificate is often needed by lenders before funds are released.

Forms and guidance
Link to Form Name/Description Copies Required Link to Guidance Text
Certificate of Lawful Use (Proposed) Form Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for a Proposed use or development 1 Guidance for Certificate of Lawful Use (proposed) form
Certificate of Lawful Use (Existing) Form Application for a Lawful Development Certificate for an Existing use or operation or activity including those in breach of a planning condition 1 Guidance for Certificate of Lawful Use (existing) form